EV HOME CHARGERS - A STRAIGHT FORWARD GUIDE.
If you have found my blog you could be the proud owner of a new electric vehicle and you are looking for an EV home charger. You may be just at the research stage of your electric journey. Either way looking for tips and advice before making the leap to going fully electric is something I know all about! I drive a Tesla Model Y and research everything before parting with my cash! The good news is that the electric vehicle (EV) home charging market is getting quite exciting as more people convert to electric vehicles. The bonus of switching to an electric vehicle is not only are they better for the planet but they can also be lots of fun!
EV HOME CHARGER REVIEWS.🚘
The simple fact is if you can charger your EV at home you are going to save lots of money on charging costs. Electric vehicle chargers are becoming a part of everyday life. You can even find chargers at the supermarket if you are lucky BUT if you have access to a driveway or hardstand be at it work or at home an electric vehicle charger is a straightforward solution for hassle free charging.(Well, that's what we are aiming for) An electric vehicle charger can be attached to the outside of your home and will hopefully last many years. You may switch cars but your charger should be around for quite some time so it's important to get the charger that is right for you and your ever change needs.
If you drive an EV and can charge at home you can still beat the governments Energy Price Guarantee of 33p per kWh for electricty if you have a smart meter. I don’t have solar panels so can’t get a free charge at home BUT I am on the Octopus Intelligent tariff you pay only 7.5p per kWh and you get a whopping 6 hours off-peak every day!! I have saved a fortune in charging costs.
It is so important to consider the tariff you want to go for as well as your EV charger. Someones your choice of charger can restrict the tariffs available to you. – Sarah 💚
DRIVING ON SUNSHINE – CHARGING WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY AT HOME.
With electricty costs spiraling you need to make sure you can charge your EV as cheaply as possible. Rapid charger costs are now extremely high. They work well for long journey but if you can access a cheap overnight tariff at high it has to be the way forward. Plus if you can charger your EV while your sleeping can help make the national grid greener and cleaner. 👏 So consider an Enegy Price Guarantee tariff with an Economy 7 option or even better a tariff specifically designed for EV drivers. Octopus Energy has 2 tariffs suitable for EV drivers. On Octopus Go, and Intelligent Octopus tariffs the cost between 2p and 3p per mile! You can fully charge a long range Tesla Model Y for around £5.60 🤯) If you have solar PV lots of EV chargers allow you to divert the energy to charge your electric vehicle when the sun is shining. This makes driving an EV even greener. Online switching is now come back online with Octopus Energy!
EV HOME CHARGERS REVIEW
I am working my way through the most popular EV home chargers. I have a Myenergi Zappi. It is the one I ended up choosing BUT There are so many on the market and they all claim to be the ultimate choice for green homeowners. Research is the key as everyone cicumtances and needs are different. What might be right for someone else may not be the ideal solution for your home. So get ready to see which EV home charger ticks your boxes. ✅🤗🚘